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Leonie Barrie joined just-style as managing editor 14 years ago, and during that time has been instrumental in steering the site's editorial content and direction. Under her leadership, just-style has raised its profile internationally, and today boasts a team of contributors around the world who provide a unique blend of up-to-the-minute news, research and analysis on the apparel and footwear industry and its supply chain.
An experienced business journalist with a background in fashion and textiles, Leonie has written extensively about global sourcing and production, technology, emerging markets, as well as retail, brand and marketing strategies. She has also interviewed industry leaders across the globe. As managing editor Leonie has travelled around the world to gain first-hand experience of the industry in various countries, and continues to deliver keynote speeches, chair roundtable and panel sessions at conferences, and write about the international apparel industry and the challenges and opportunities it faces.
Columns by Leonie Barrie
just-style editor Leonie Barrie shares her thoughts on some of the top stories in the news.
Articles by Leonie Barrie
Techniques used in the music industry to predict top-ten hits could be about to disrupt the fashion industry by helping buyers accurately predict what stock will sell – before they order it.
As we head into December, thoughts are no doubt turning to what next year has in store. And just-style would also like to know how you feel about some of the big issues facing your company and the apparel supply chain in the year ahead.
The first Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) seminar in Bangladesh last week attracted a full house – along with commitments from brands to increase their share of GOTS certified organic textiles in their respective supply chains, organisers say.
Israel-based tailored clothing manufacturer Bagir Group has shipped the first trouser exports from its new manufacturing site in Ethiopia, completing a test order for fast fashion giant H&M.
America’s oldest outdoor clothing company Woolrich Inc is merging with Woolrich Europe, its licensee for Europe and Asia, to form a new holding company called Woolrich International to drive the brand’s worldwide growth.
In a bid to speed the switch to safe chemicals in the apparel supply chain, Bluesign Technologies says the latest generation of its online Bluesign Bluefinder platform lists more than 7,500 approved alternatives.
Chemicals giant Mexichem has acquired Vinyl Compounds Holdings Ltd (VCHL), the UK based manufacturer of technical PVC compounds for a range of industries including footwear and consumer goods.
Exactly 12 months into his role as chief executive of Israel-based tailored clothing manufacturer Bagir Group, and Eran Itzhak is in a buoyant mood. The business is debt-free for the first time in nearly a decade, has refocused its manufacturing base on Ethiopia, Egypt and Vietnam, and is fighting back with new products and a return to innovation.
Hong Kong based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal Group has expanded its worker empowerment programme to male staff for the first time.
Rick Medlin, president and CEO of apparel maker Fruit of the Loom Inc, passed away suddenly at the weekend, after suffering what was thought to be a heart attack.
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